City Council And Mayor DeGeeter Recognize Parma Citizens
This summer, Parma City Council and Mayor Tim DeGeeter honored Parma residents and a local business.
In July, the Parma Recreation Department, City Council and the mayor named John Thomas the 2018 Coach of the Year for Youth Baseball and Softball.
A lifelong Parma resident, Thomas received the recognition for being a positive role model for the children he coaches, providing them with positive feedback and encouragement. Thomas stresses that having fun and learning is important in youth sports, which is why he rotates the players on the field, allowing them the chance to try different positions. He has coached Parma Recreation leagues for the past seven years and is the assistant athletic director, basketball coach and assistant baseball coach at Incarnate Word Academy.
When is not coaching, he is working as a bailiff for Judge Michael Donnelly. He is married to Donna, and they have two children, Ben and Addy.
Allan Miner, president of CT Logistics, and his employees were named the Mayor’s Business of the Month in June.
Making Parma their home since 1979, CT Logistics has provided more than 95 years of experience with comprehensive, broad supply chain accounting and business intelligence solutions. Small firms to Fortune 100 corporations around the globe have trusted CT Logistics to assist them in making informed decisions regarding their freight bill audit and payment challenges.
Also in June, Joseph Gramuglia was named the Mayor’s Citizen of the Month. Gramuglia was chosen for his extraordinary work on behalf of veterans. He made beaded keychains and desk flags for every city police officer, firefighter and public official and personally delivered the flags and keychains to all five fire stations. He has also made keychains for the doctors, nurses and aides who have cared for him throughout the years. The city thanks Gramuglia for his service to his country and community.
Communications Director, City of Parma, Mayor's Office